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White privilege gets explained to Stephen Colbert in terms you definitely need to hear

DERAY MCKESSON, THE ACTIVIST and organizer best known for his work within the Black Lives Matter movement, recently hung out with Stephen Colbert to …

The Private Jets Our Presidential Candidates Fly—and What They Cost

Donald Trump even paid $100 million for his own plane.<p>As presidential hopefuls jet across the country from Iowa to New Hampshire to California and …

Wanna see Google make all your AI dreams true? Tune in to YouTube on March 9

LAST OCTOBER, a computing system developed by DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence company, beat the European champion player at the game of …

NTSB Calls for Stronger Lithium Battery Regulations Over Fire Risk

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God was 'vital for the development of civilisation' as we know it

A new study has suggested that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation<p>Religion has been dismissed as the opium of the people by Karl Marx, but a new study suggests that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of …

Zika virus found in fetal brain

The<p>Zika virus, thought to be responsible for a surge in birth defects in Brazil, has been found inside the abnormally small brain of an aborted fetus at roughly 29 weeks of gestation, a team of researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>An autopsy of the aborted fetus …

How To Build Or Buy An Oculus Rift-Ready PC

Our build: Less than $1000 with operating system and monitor<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will start to ship in March, but you won't be able to use it if you don't have a relatively powerful computer. If you've already pre-ordered one for $599, and haven't gotten the memo, or are …

As Antibiotics Fail, We Need More Vaccines

Science & InnovationGermination<p>The global problem of antibiotic misuse that allows bacteria to become resistant can be solved in part by <i>more</i> use—not of antibiotics, but of vaccines and other compounds, which could reduce the occurrence of diseases that antibiotics are otherwise used to treat.<p>That …

Mouldy luggage delays Nasa launch of space station cargo

Black mould found during inspection, so Cygnus cargo ship had to be unpacked and everything disinfected, pushing launch back to late March<p>Nasa’s next cargo run to the International Space Station will be delayed for at least two weeks after black mould was found in two fabric bags used for packing …

Amazon Waives Terms of Service in Event of Zombie Apocalypse

Video Games<p>Amazon would like you to know that there are some very strict rules about how you can use its new video game software ... unless there are zombies around.<p>The company recently released Lumberyard, a free-to-use platform for video game development that's linked to the Amazon Web Services …

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Conviction of UK pedophile raises questions about FBI's child sex abuse sting operation

Data from Operation Pacifier — a law enforcement sting operation that saw the FBI running a child sex abuse site — could have just played a part in convicting a 21-year-old London man, Vithusan Puvaneswaran, for possession of extreme pornographic images of children.<p>Puvaneswaran was sentenced to 12 …

Report: TSMC to be the only manufacturer of processors for the iPhone 7

According to a report from South Korean news outlet The Electronic Times, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, better known as TSMC, has reached a deal with Apple to be the sole provider of the processor used in the next-generation iPhone. TSMC and Samsung shared the task of building the …

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Cisco Is Hopeful Despite Data Center Decline

Wall Street’s recent turmoil is affecting the way companies are buying data center hardware. That’s one of the big takeaways from Cisco’s quarterly …

If Star Wars droids have sex, it looks like this

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, droids probably mashed metals.<p>While many of the most famous <i>Star Wars</i> humanoid characters developed …

Lost in Space

Target sponsors 4-minute video during Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Target has its bullseye on the "Hollaback Girl" singer.<p>Target is sponsoring a four-minute live video by Gwen Stefani during The …

Tesla Fixed a Big Problem With Its Self-Driving Feature

Call it a striking problem.<p>Sometimes the future needs a little adjusting when it arrives. In Tesla’s case, the automaker said it had made changes to …

BBC's director general Tony Hall 'accountable to no-one', say MPs

<b>The BBC's director general Tony Hall is "effectively accountable to no-one", a new report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has claimed.</b><p>The report is calling for a radical overhaul of the corporation's governance, and recommends the abolition of the BBC Trust.<p>It said Tony Hall "operates …

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense …

Family of Unarmed Texas Teen Shot by Cop Calls for 'Fair' Investigation

U.S. news<p>The family of the unarmed teenager fatally shot by an Austin police officer is demanding a “full and fair” investigation into their son’s death.<p>David Joseph, 17, was shot and killed by police Monday morning, authorities said. His death has perplexed his family, who learned on Tuesday that …

Dallas Bans Erotica Convention to Protect City's Reputation

City officials in Dallas voted Wednesday to ban an erotica convention after some said it would be a detriment to the city’s image.<p>Supporters of the …

The War Over the Pentagon Budget

Budget games have preoccupied the Pentagon almost as long as war games, and this week’s release of President Obama’s final defense spending plan, for …

Kasich plans to sign Ohio bill slashing grants to Planned Parenthood

By Sandhya Somashekhar<p>Sandhya Somashekhar<p>National correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Ohio legislature moved Wednesday to cut off $1.3 million in public health grants to Planned Parenthood in a closely watched vote that could have repercussions for the surging presidential campaign of Gov. John Kasich …

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New York gallery settles law suit over fake Rothko

Court case revealed details of forgeries in a scandal that brought down one of Manhattan's oldest and most respected galleries<p>A court case that shook the New York art world, exposing a seedy world of forgeries, was settled this week shortly before the respected former owner of a gallery was due to …

Ryan Reynolds, sexiest dad alive, gushes about baby daughter James

Doting Deadpool! Ryan Reynolds shared some sweet words about his daughter James in his latest round of promotional appearances, gushing about his 1-year-old and his wife.<p>The "Deadpool" star, who plays Marvel's foul-mouthed mercenary in this Friday's new release, was named People magazine's Sexiest …

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Exercising in your forties could stop brain shrinking

A new study has suggested that exercising in your 40s could stop the brain shrinking, adding years to life expectancy<p>Exercising when aged between 40 and 50 could help prevent the brain shrinking, potentially adding years to life expectancy, a new study has revealed.<p>The research suggests that people …

Terrell Owens Fired A Shot At Cris Carter By Claiming He ‘Begged’ His Way Into The Hall Of Fame

T.O. sure knows how to rile up attention, doesn’t he? Five years removed from the league, Owens is back in the spotlight for his words, again. This time he’s commenting on fellow receiver and Hall of Famer Cris Carter.<p>On Wednesday, Owens went on <i>Mike and Mike</i> and claimed Carter had to “beg” his way …

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Your refusal to join Twitter is taking a toll

Twitter needs more people to tweet. In its desperation to make that happen, it's taking a page from old cookbooks on how to make pasta: Throw everything against the wall and see what sticks.<p>So far not much is sticking, and that's bad news for Twitter because it needs to win over people who have …

Lebanon to get first Saudi-funded French weapons

Combat vehicles, helicopters and warships to arrive over four years as part of $3bn scheme to help fight armed groups.<p>The first French weapons from a $3bn Saudi-funded programme will arrive in Lebanon as allies seek to bolster the country's defences against armed groups pressing along its Syrian …

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